Kinross Travel Guide
Kinross Local History
The village of Kinross dates back to ancient times but little evidence of this survives today. The town is situated on a promontory, which runs into Loch Leven and is known for its healthy climate and the proximity of the castle in which Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned.
Loch Leven Castle Once the seat of the Douglas Clan, this castle was the prison of Mary Queen of Scots and was where she signed her abdication on 24 July 1567. She was one of the few prisoners to escape, which she did in 1568. Today you can still see the 14th century tower and curtain walls. The castle is open daily in summer from 9.30am to 4.30pm; it is closed on Sundays in winter.
Kinross House Open daily in summer from 10am to 6pm, this house was built in 1686. It was home to renowned architect William Bruce and is a real masterpiece of workmanship.
Vane Farm For bird and wildlife lovers, a trip to Vane Farm is not to be missed while you are in the area. Located on the south side of the loch, this place is perfect for bird watching with telescopes set up so that you can watch the birds and other wildlife on the shores of the loch. This is extremely worthwhile from mid October when thousands of migrating birds grace the area.
Glenfarg Fishery A fishery behind Kinross. A perfect day out on my holidays with Bags of fish.
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Kinross Restaurants and Bars
Fish is an important part of the diet in this part of the world with an abundant supply to be found in the ocean and countless lochs and streams. Common fish include salmon, brown trout and kipper. Of course smoked Scottish Salmon is a delicacy the world over.
Glenfarg Restaurant This family run establishment is well known for its quality cuisine traditionally prepared using the best ingredients. The restaurant can be found in nearby Glenfarg on main Street.
Carlin Maggies The lunch menu here is very international with offerings from all over the world. The dinner menu is however very Scottish and includes a number of specials that change on a daily basis. They are open daily; the address is 191 High Street, Kinross.
63 Tay Street Located in nearby Perth, at the address which is the restaurant's name, this restaurant has received many awards for its superb decor and delicious food. The prices are above average but worth it due to the fine quality and enjoyable experience.
Kinross Bars & Clubs
The Fountain This place serves good food and plenty of beer at very reasonable prices. The place features a jukebox with a good selection of popular tunes. The address is 16 The Square in Aberfeldy.
Chapelhill Inn Pub This charming pub located in Logiealmond is where you will find plenty of beer at good prices with a good atmosphere and decent pub menu.
The Ericht Alehouse Located at 13 Wellmeadow in Blairgowrie opposite the bus stop, this friendly local pub features live music on Friday nights. The atmosphere is great with good opportunities to meet people and make new friends.
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